While most eyes were on Winx at the Rosehill barrier trials, trainer Gerald Ryan’s were fixed on Trapeze Artist.
Three-time Group 1 winner Gailo Chop is steadily building towards making a comeback from a reoccurring tendon injury.
Hugh Bowman has drawn comparisons between Winx and tennis champion Roger Federer after riding the mare in her first barrier trial ahead of her final racing campaign.
Bjorn Baker won two $1 million races on the Gold Coast last Saturday and the Sydney trainer is now eyeing off Melbourne’s feature race this Saturday with his flying mare Champagne Cuddles.
Platinum Tycoon is set to make his Sydney debut with new trainer Gerald Ryan yet to decide whether it will be at Canterbury or Rosehill.
Darren Weir says he couldn’t be happier with the way Nature Strip is coming to hand this campaign and is confident the boom sprinter can deliver on his Group 1 potential.
For accomplished regional trainer Rodney Robb there will positives in either victory or defeat for his talented but complicated sprinter Thermosa at Tuesday’s Gunnedah TAB Summer Cup meeting.
It has been 25 years since Lindsay Park’s most recent Melbourne Cup success with Jeune in 1994 and it those colours of royal blue and white that might take the team to a fourth Cup success this year.
Fresh from victory in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic (1200m) with star filly Exhilarates, James Cummings is eyeing off a clean sweep of Australia’s two-year-old classics.